Daily Archives: 09/02/2015

Council leader calls for minister to replace ‘heritage’ rolling stock

Plymouth City Council Leader Tudor Evans is calling on the Government to urgently replace the ‘heritage rolling stock’ that is slowing down train journeys to South West Peninsula. He has written to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin urging him to use the imminent award of a new Great Western franchise to address decades of under-funding that has […]

The new Laira Rail Bridge link in progress

Halfway point reached on Laira Rail Bridge scheme

Work to refurbish Plymouth’s disused Laira Rail Bridge has now reached the halfway point. The £3.5 million scheme, funded through the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, will see the former rail bridge restored and converted into a new walking and cycling route over the River Plym. Built in 1887, Laira Rail Bridge stopped […]

Ride on! New cycle parking for Plymouth

Fourteen new cycle stands are being installed around Plymouth’s city centre and waterfront in the first phase of a scheme to improve cycle parking in the city. Cycle stands are being installed in Armada Way and Exchange Street and near the Theatre Royal and Tinside Lido, helping to make cycling a more convenient travel option […]